Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. If you think about it, nothing about The Weeknd should make sense. He's the most NSFW household name in the pop game. He appeals to the devil in all of us, and it feels so good.
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The best Weeknd songs reveal how that happened. Tesfaye threw his hat in the ring in , and his voice fit the track like a glove. The black-and-white music video lends narrative to the loneliness as well, with The Weeknd singing to the camera with a mostly barren background. The moments between night and morning seem to be a blur, marked by ambiguous lyrics and braggadocious references. The lifestyle may be out of our element but, for him, this is just another day. The song hit No. This Grammy-winning single took the radio by storm in
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye born February 16, , known professionally as The Weeknd , is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. In , the Weeknd signed with Republic Records , and re-released the mixtapes as part of the compilation album Trilogy His debut studio album, Kiss Land , was released in He followed the album with Beauty Behind the Madness , which was among the best-selling albums of
The Weeknd dropped three outstanding mixtapes back in , 'House Of Balloons,' 'Thursday' and 'Echoes Of Silence,' all of which were eventually remastered for his compilation album 'Trilogy. Together with his album 'Kiss Land' and other songs, some created for movie soundtracks, The Weeknd's track record in producing amazing music is second to none. The first track on 'House Of Balloons,' the first of The Weeknd's iconic trio of mixtapes, sets the scene for what to expect from Abel's unique sound. This 'Beauty Behind The Madness' track hears The Weeknd find himself wanting a woman for more than just sex and although he scares away from admitting he's "in love," he is very pleased the two are "acquainted". The Weeknd and Drake teamed up for their first collaboration on 'The Zone' - seven full minutes of the two Canadian artists singing about sipping and strippers. If it was released in , would it have been a number one single?